dry eye

Understanding and defining MGDThe Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society’s Meibomian Gland Workshop was tasked to sort through the literature to determine proper terminology of conditions affecting the lid margin. Review the terminology, gland anatomy, gland expression classifications, and treatment strategies.
Portable device offers rapid high-definition meibomian gland imaging
Portable device offers rapid high-definition meibomian gland imagingA new compact, portable device for rapid, high-definition meibomian gland imaging (LipiScan, TearScience) is an efficient screening tool for patients with complaints of dry eye and/or candidates for surgical procedures in which pre-existing dry eye could affect outcomes.
Using dry eye treatments for sick corneasDid you ever consider that those tools in your dry eye arsenal are also good for acutely sick eyes? I recently had a patient who drove this point home…even to my ophthalmology partner.
Shire gets FDA nod for Xiidra (lifitegrast) for dry eye
Shire gets FDA nod for Xiidra (lifitegrast) for dry eyeShire plc obtained U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Xiidra (lifitegrast ophthalmic solution) 5%, a twice-daily eye drop indicated for the treatment of the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease in adult patients.
Shire's FDA-approved drug ends dry eye treatment drought
Shire's FDA-approved drug ends dry eye treatment droughtOphthalmologists have been waiting more than a decade for a new treatment option for their dry eye patients—and the anticipation is finally over. Lifitegrast ophthalmic solution 5% (Xiidra, Shire Ophthalmics) is a twice-daily eye drop solution and is the only FDA-approved drug indicated to treat the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease, according to the company.
Revive tired dry eyes; safely clear ears of wax buildupNew OTC products for eyes and ears.
4 steps to beating blepharitisBlepharitis is an inflammatory condition of the eyelids leading to red, irritated, itchy, and dandruff-like scales that form on the eyelashes.
Don’t be afraid of steroidsRon Melton, OD, FAAO, and Randall Thomas, OD, MPH, FAAO, discussed common practices for treating dry eye, meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), and blepharitis at the American Optometric Association (AOA) annual meeting. Here are a few medical management pearls from their discussion.
ARVO 2016 meeting paves path for personalized medicineEmerging trends and hot topics in eye and vision research filled the sessions at this year’s meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.
5 ways to go beyond baby shampoo for lid hygieneCertainly, one would assume that nothing could be safer than a product designed for use with children. Television commercials with smiling, happy babies covered in frothy bubbles imply the product is harmless. Ubiquitous marketing alone creates a subconscious sense of safety for both doctor and patient.